So tomorrow is Halloween and that means scary nights in watching horror movies or parties where you get dressed up in your best spooky outfits! I’m going to be having a night in with friends tonight watching scary movies and eating Halloween treats but I do love a bit of fancy dress and loved dressing up as a skeleton to the Gleam As Darkness Falls party last week. This got me thinking about what else I could dress up as this Halloween and I decided to spend an afternoon playing around with products I already had to see if I could create a really cheap and more importantly easy Halloween makeup look. I decided to go for a ‘Zombie Cheerleader’ look and I love the mix of girly and scary so if you’re still struggling for ideas, here’s how you can recreate this look at home. The only thing you’ll need to buy is some fake blood!
So the first thing I did was my base and I just did this as I normally would – foundation, concealer and set with a powder. I’ve been loving the Too Faced Born This Way foundation recently (full review coming soon) so I applied that all over my skin and then popped my favourite Maybelline Eraser concealer to cover dark circles and brighten my under eye area. I then dusted my MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural all over my face to set the foundation and concealer.

Next, I moved onto my eyes. I started by filling in my brows with the Illamasqua eyebrow cake and simply darkened them up a touch. I decided to go for quite a smokey look on the eyes so I started by deepening the crease with one of the contour shades from my Anastasia Beverley Hills contour palette (bottom row, middle shade). This creates a really lovely depth to the eye and is something I’d use when doing my makeup for a night out, not just for Halloween. To smoke things up, I added a black MAC eyeshadow with beautiful purple glitter running through it (I believe this was a limited edition shade) all over the lid and then blended it into the contour colour. I then added a black glitter eyeshadow underneath my eyes and again, blended it out. You can use any black eyeshadow to re-create this look – these are just two I found it my collection!

To finish off the eyes, I added some of my NARS Copacabana illuminator to the tear ducts and brow bone as well as lots of liquid liner and pencil liner in my water line. I also did bigger cat flicks that I normally would with my liquid liner and also brought the line past my tear duct which I actually really like. Again, I might actually do that for my next big night out! I also added some Backstage Beauty ‘Chealsea’ lashes and they’re so perfect for this kind of look – big, fluttery and dramatic. I really love this brand of lashes so I’d recommend you check them out ladies!

Next up is the lips and I wanted them to be bright pink and girly with a scary twist to vamp things up a bit. I began by lining and filling my lips with KIKO’s Ace of Diamond lip liner (limited edition I’m afraid) and then added MAC ‘Candy Yum Yum’ lipstick to the centre of my lips for a really vibrant pop of colour. I then created an ombre look by using a Beauty UK black lipstick around the edges and blending it in. I always thought ombre lips would be really difficult to create but it was actually super simple so don’t be scared to give it a try. All you need it a darker colour than the one you’ve used all over the lips. For example, you could do a light pink lips with a darker pink, red or berry shade on the edges if you don’t have a black lipstick! The possibilities are endless really.

After doing the eyes and lips, I went a little bit contour crazy. I started by adding my normal contour colour from the Anastasia Beverley Hills contour kit (same colour I used on the eyes) but I then added some of the black eyeshadow on top to really hollow out my cheekbones and create that zombie look I was going for. I also added some on the sides of my forehead, on my nose and along my jaw line too. I made sure I blended it all in nicely so there wasn’t any harsh lines and I really loved the effect.

To finish everything off, it was time to add the fake blood! This is where you can really go to town and make everything that bit more creepy looking! I added it to the corner of my mouth, in both tearducts, my nose and blended some into the black contouring on my forehead to make it look bruised. I also added some to my neck along with black eyeshadow to make it look like my neck had been slit – ew!!
When the makeup was done, I tied my hair up in high pigtails and added some cute little bows for that cute cheerleader look and wore a little sports jersey top. If I was actually going out wearing this I’d have worn the top with a little skater skirt, knee high socks, trainers and some pom poms. Zombie cheerleader, done!!
Overall I really like this look for Halloween and as I said, it was so cheap and easy to create. I know what I’ll be going as next year!! I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration and if you do try this out, be sure to let me know!! You can tweet me @k_leexjx or tag me on Instagram @kayleighjcouture. Happy Halloween everyone!!

Makeup For Hooded Eyes, With Kelly Mittendorf

The community has spoken: We need a tutorial on how to do makeup for hooded eyes. And after shouting this request into the abyss for long enough, Kelly Mittendorf has responded. Watch for her quick (seriously, shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to do on your own) routine—featuring eyeliner, L’Oréal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen, a bit of pink highlighter, and a coating of black mascara. It’s not reinventing the wheel or anything, but since when did a technique need to be new to be good?

Kelly Mittendorf (The Society) filmed by Tom Newton. Video produced by Hannah Hafey.

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Makeup For Hooded Eyes, With Kelly Mittendorf

The community has spoken: We need a tutorial on how to do makeup for hooded eyes. And after shouting this request into the abyss for long enough, Kelly Mittendorf has responded. Watch for her quick (seriously, shouldn’t take more than a minute or two to do on your own) routine—featuring eyeliner, L’Oréal Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen, a bit of pink highlighter, and a coating of black mascara. It’s not reinventing the wheel or anything, but since when did a technique need to be new to be good?

Kelly Mittendorf (The Society) filmed by Tom Newton. Video produced by Hannah Hafey.

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How To Highlight From Day Into Night

To highlight properly—like someone lit a fluorescent lightbulb inside your skull and the beams are pouring out of your face magnificently—attention has got to be paid to more than just a swipe of something sparkly on your cheekbones. Or so says makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, the man responsible for all the glowing faces on the Stella McCarney runway season after season. When tasked with highlighting Lydia, and then taking that look into something more pumped up for nighttime, he pulled out an arsenal of products, including a serum and two (two!) different concealers.

The trick, he says, is starting off with some skincare. Pick a serum (he’s using the RéVive Serum Pressé Illuminating Skin Firmer) that can go on bare skin or on top of makeup that’s already there. The goal is to refresh, not to treat, so you’ll just want to press it on lightly. Brighten up the eyes with a duo of concealers lighter than your skintone. This’ll draw attention without the addition of shimmer—that comes later.

Then click the high heavens out of a highlight pen, like the Tom Ford Illuminating Highlight Pen in Citrine. Draw lines along the entire cheek plane, brow bone, top of the nose, bow of the lips, and a little on the chin “if we’re feeling adventurous.” For more adventure, use your fingers to blend instead of a brush.

For nighttime, Vincent suggests more of a wet look by adding the Illuminate part of the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate everywhere you drew the pen earlier in the day. Pat some on the eyelids if “you want to go off the deep end.” Now just try and not sing “Shine Bright Like A Diamond” every time you look in the mirror. It’ll be challenging.

Lydia Carron (Next Model Management) made up by Vincent Oquendo (The Wall Group). Produced by Maya Margolina.

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Hello again my lovely readers and welcome back to another “Makeup of the Day” post! This time I am sharing with you all my go-to everyday makeup look.

Now let me start off by stating that I do not wear makeup everyday, it’s more like every other OTHER day, if you’re lucky. But on the off chance I do decide to wear makeup that day (and don’t sleep in) this is the look I will usually go for. I like to keep things natural looking and simple.

P.s. I don’t normally wear false eyelashes but today I felt like it 😉

PRODUCTS USED:
Benefit Porefessional Primer
L’Oreal True Match Foundation shade W4
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer shade Ivory
Rimmel Match Perfecting Translucent Powder
L’Oreal True Match Powder shade W4
Bourjois Blush shade 16 
Mary Lou-Manizer by The Balm
Sigma Brow Duo in Dark
Anastasia Beverley Hills Clear Brow Gel
Jordanna Eyeshadow Pencil shade Continuous Almond
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Naked 2
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Faint
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Crave
Mary Kay Eyeliner Pencil Black
Ardell 120 Demi False Eyelashes
Mary Kay Volumising Mascara
Sally Hansen Xtreme Inflatable Lipgloss in Clear
Want to see how I did my makeup? Just check out my tutorial 😉
What products are do you use in your “everyday” look?

-Katerina xxx

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